English to Malayalam
Nee/ Ningal (to show politeness and as plural)/ Tangal (most polite)
Varu/ Varuka (to come)
Turakku/ Turakkuka (to open)
Irikku/ Irikkuka (to sit)
Nadakkuka (to walk)
Jayikkuka (to win)
Poku/ pokuka (to go)
Oduka (to run)
He is eating an apple.
Avan oru apple tinnu-kondirikkuka-yaanu.
He ate an apple.
Avan oru apple tinnu.
I saw the film last week.
Nyaan kazhinya aazhcha film kandu.
She came by bus yesterday.
Aval innale basil vannu.
They went to the temple.
Avar ambalattil poyi.
They came from the mosque.
Avar palliyil ninnu vannu.
He slept the whole night.
Avan raatri muzhuvan urangi.
He wrote well in the examination.
Avan pareeksha nannaai ezhuti.
He has eaten.
Avan kazhichittundu/ tinnittundu.
He will eat.
Avan kazhikkum/ tinnum.
He will go.
He will come.
What is your name?
What did you do?
Nee/ ningal entaanu cheytatu?
What should I do?
Nyan entu cheyyanam?
What can I do?
Enikku entu cheyyan kazhiyum?
What are the questions?
What were the questions?
What is the last question?
Entaanu avasaanatte chodyam?
What is written in the letter?
Entaanu kattil ezhuti-yirikkunna-thu?
What you had been told?
Entaanu ninnodu paranyirunnatu?
What will be the answer?
Why did you come?
Entinaanu nee/ ningal vannatu?
Why did you sleep?
Entu kondaanu nee/ ningal urangiyatu?
Why did you tell him to go?
Entu kondaanu nee/ ningal avanodu pokaan paranyatu?
Why did he bring the bag?
Entinaanu avan bag konduvannatu?
Why did she pay the money?
Entinaanu aval panam koduttatu?
Why did they sit there?
Entu-kondaanu avar avide irunnatu?
Why do you drive the car?
Entu-kondaanu nee/ ningal car odikkunnatu?
Why are they late for the meeting?
Entukondaanu avar meetinginu taamasichatu?
How did you come?
Enganeyaanu nee/ ningal vannatu?
How did you sleep?
Enganeyaanu nee/ ningal urangiyatu
How did you drive the car?
Enganeyaanu nee/ ningal car odichatu?
How did you write?
Enganeyaanu nee/ ningal ezhutiyatu?
How many apples are there in my hand?
Ente kayyil etra apple undu?
How much money did he pay you?
Nee/ningal etra panam koduttu?
How much distance to go?
Etra dooram pokanam?
How was the journey yesterday?
Innale yaatra engane aayirunnu?
Which way did you come?
Nee/ningal aetu vazhiye vannu?
Which is your favourite colour?
Ninte ishtapetta/ priyapetta niram aetaanu?
In which room did you sleep?
Aetu muriyil-aanu nee/ ningal urangiyatu?
Which story did you say?
Aetu kathayaanu nee/ ningal paranyatu?
Which is the sweetest fruit?
Aetu pazhamanu aettavum madhuram-ullathu?
Which is the best newspaper in Hindi?
Aetaanu hindiyile/ hindiyil aettavum nalla patram?
Which state has got the largest population?
Aetu samstaanattinaanu aettavum janasankhya ullatu?
Where did you come from?
Nee/ningal evide ninnaanu vannatu?
Where did you sleep?
Evideyaanu nee/ ningal urangiyatu?
Where is the managerís cabin?
Managerude cabin evideyaanu?
Where should I go?
Nyaan evide pokanam?
Whom should I meet?
Nyaan aareyaanu kaanendatu?
Is it a book?
It is a book.
Is it the answer?
It is the answer.
Will you come with me?
Nee/ningal ente koode varumo?
I shall come with you.
Nyaan ninte koode varaam.
Will you give me your pen?
Nee/ningal enikku ninte/ ningalude paena tarumo?
Will anybody give me a pen to write?
Aarenkilum enikku ezhutaan oru paena tarumo?
You come to my room after the exam.
Pareeksha kazhinyu nee/ ningal ente muriyil varoo.
Can you give me something to drink?
Enikku kudikkan entenkilum tarumo?
Can you write the exam?
Ninakku pareeksha ezhutaan pattumo?
Can you lift this box?
Ninakku ee petti uyarttaan kazhiyumo/pattumo?
Do you love me?
Nee/ningal enne snaehikkunnundo?
Yes, I love you.
Nyaan ninne snaehikkunnu.
No, I do not love you.
Illa, nyaan ninne snaehikkunnilla/ Enikku ninne ishtamalla.
Did you have lunch?
Nee/ningal ucha bhakshanam kazhichcho?
How are you?
Sukhamaano? (not the direct translation)
I am fine.
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About Malayalam language: Malayalam is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala. It is one of the 22 scheduled languages and also a Classical Language of India. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry. It belongs to the Dravidian family of languages, and is spoken by approximately 33 million people according to the 2001 census. Malayalam is also spoken in the neighboring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. (Reference: Wikipedia)